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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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My experience eating vegan on campus

As I parked my bike outside of the SU, my mouth began to water thinking about my vegan breakfast: a plain nine-grain bagel and a black coffee from Tim Hortons. I stood in line to order and pat myself on the back saying my personal mantra, “Not all heroes wear capes.” 


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A Strange Encounter at Sweethome

When students go to college, they accumulate housing stories about roommates, RAs, new friendships and the occasional roommate argument.  My strange encounter, however, dealt with the bookkeeper who opened my bedroom door unannounced. 


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The noncommittal mentality

I heard the sound of the band, the cheers of the crowd, the yelling from the coaches and I knew this was the place for me. I was fully committed. That can’t be said for UB Athletics admistrators and coaches.


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Retiring in college: saving ahead after 20 hard years

I know that I haven’t technically entered the workforce yet, but I can’t wait to retire.  I can already see myself on a senior booze cruise to the Caribbean. Laying on the balcony lawn chairs, with all the other geriatrics and their orthopedic shoes. Some people say that college is the best four years of your life. 


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Letter to the editor

The UB Faculty Senate and the UB Professional Staff Senate recently, jointly and unanimously passed The University at Buffalo Office of University Shared Governance (OSG) Doctrine of Shared Governance; it has now been sent to President Tripathi for promulgation. 


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Goodbye, Nate

We all knew Nate Oats wasn’t going to stay at UB forever. He brought Buffalo men’s basketball to new heights in the four years he was head coach. But did he have to leave the way that he did?  


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Letter to the editor

Lately, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee has found itself in quite a muddle. They’ve failed to pass a resolution to address the non-living stipends of graduate student employees on this campus.


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UB bone zones

What do you do when you when you decide to bring your Tinder date home but all three of your roommates are there?  Don’t worry kids, Charlotte Valentine’s got your back. 


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Letter to the editor

When my girlfriend showed me the letter from the editor of the Spectrum to its readership regarding its blank cover, I read it and said to her, “Here we go again.” 


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Letter to the editor

I am writing to express my displeasure with the publication of the "Letters From the Editors" and similar in the March 14 edition of The Spectrum. The choice to publish these pieces in place of secondary source coverage of Saturday's Fiesta is not only disrespectful to the winning KSA, but to the rest of the performers, Gunnar Haberl, Elise Helou and the entire student body. 


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Letter from the editor

Our paper had a blank front page on March 11. It was blank, but it contained a promise: We would explain why we couldn’t provide coverage of International Fiesta or document the dramatic win by the Korean Student Association. 


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Letter to the editor

To the Editor of The Spectrum: Many Americans do not understand anti-Semitism, thinking of it as just another form of prejudice. The truly dangerous thing about anti-Semitism is not merely the dislike of Jews. It is, rather, the belief that Jews are cosmic evildoers, ready to commit the worst crimes we can possibly imagine, whether to kill God on earth, try to lord it over non-Jews, or heedlessly exploit. It is such beliefs about Jews that have led to the Spanish inquisition, numerous expulsions, pogroms and then the Holocaust.





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